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Divine Command Theory 2 Syllogism God commands what is right because is truly right. Divine Command Theory is morality commanded by God Divine Command Theory is right
Divine Command Theory 3 Divine Command Theory: Whether it is of morality true Introduction In philosophy, one of the most significant questions is whether the divine command theory is of morality correct, where morality ultimately comes from as well as its ultimate basis. There has been a proposition of numerous methods, some arguing morality as something that people create and freely make up as it is the case of a board game. On the other hand, others argue that morality is something that is invented by society with the role of maintaining social order within society. To others, morality is just emotions and feelings that speak loudly to humans. According to one of Socrates's associates in Plato's ‘Republic' the Sophist Thrasymachus' argument is that morality is indeed nothing more than the rules that are imposed by the strong on the weak as well as the bargain that members negotiate besides voluntarily agreeing as society members for no reasons other than the maintenance of peace 1 . This article, therefore, discusses divine command theory, explaining why it is indeed of morality true because God commands whatever is good because it is essential since goodness is not a standard of value independent of God, for God is goodness itself. Firstly as opposed to all the constructivist theories of morality remains the view that moral principles are not something people are capable of constructing or making up, nor bargains that people strike amongst each other but are instead discovered 2 . On the discovery view, it is therefore vivid that morality remains to be an essential part of the universe since it is something that people find themselves under, whereby it is imposed on them from above and not as a thing that people create 3 . It is therefore upon the discovery of the moral truth within the society that 1 Ellis, Brian. The philosophy of nature: A guide to the new essentialism. Routledge, 2014. 2 Timmons, Mark. Moral theory: An introduction. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012. 3 Harris, Harriet A. "Divine Commands and the Source of Goodness." In God, Goodness and Philosophy, pp. 65-126. Routledge, 2016.
Divine Command Theory 4 people should ask themselves where it comes from as well as the people above who created and imposed it to others in the first place. In providing the solution to the problem, the divine command theory of morality comes in. As per the morality, the theory ultimately originates from

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